This is the last post in our Easter Gift Basket Series, the fourth of four. If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Today I will show you how to make the gorgeous little felted Easter Eggs. I have left the cutest, easiest and just all round best craft till last. I absolutely love these little Eggs! I could make them all day long!!!!! I could also go on about how much I love them but I’ll spare you that 4 hour read and just get straight to the tutorial shall I?
Felted Easter Eggs
- Cut off a 2gram (0.07oz) amount of wool
- Wrap it up tightly to form a fluffy ball-ish shape
- Have a dry towel close by and dip the wool into the warm soapy water, soaking it completely
- Put the wool ball into the palm of one of your hands and gently roll it round in a circular motion, with the palm of your other hand, do not apply any pressure at this stage, do this for a few minuets
- Dip the wool into the warm soapy water, soaking it completely
- As the wool starts to form a ball, apply a slight amount of pressure, do this for a few minutes
- Dip the wool ball into the warm soapy water, soaking it completely
- As the ball starts to compress into a smaller ball, apply a bit more pressure, do this until the ball is quite firm and it holds its shape when squished between your finger and thumb
- Dip the wool ball into the clean cool water, soaking it completely
- Rub the palms of your hands together in a back and forth motion only on one half of the ball to form the egg shape
- Once you are happy with the desired shape, rinse the egg under clean cool water to wash out all the soap
- Set the balloons aside to dry overnight (if you live in a very humid area it may take longer to dry)
- Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim off the excess fuzz and congratulations, you are done 🙂
Easter Gift Basket (Putting it all together)
In each flower basket, nestle in a small handful of mini chocolate eggs, a few Felted Easter Eggs and a couple of String Easter Eggs
I had so much fun coming up with this and putting it all together! I hope you enjoy making some yourself! I actually found that the felted eggs were so much easier than the string eggs, I would have expected it to be the other way around.
What are your plans for Easter, do you have a chocolate feast planned?